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Khayla Jordan

WRITER. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT MANAGER.

From on stage to behind the scenes

Khayla is a professional dancer with talents that extend well beyond the stage. With an MA in Arts & Cultural Management from King's College London and BA degrees in Dance and English from Loyola Marymount University, she has an international and insider perspective on the arts and entertainment industries. This has led to successful work behind the curtain, with specific experience in:

- Marketing, Social Media, & PR

- Event/Production Management & Artist Management 

- Journalism & Copywriting

Splitting her time between Los Angeles and London, Khayla has had the pleasure of working with Tremaine Dance Conventions, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, and others.

 
 

ARTS MANAGEMENT

Coordinated print and social media advertising initiatives for the academy's events and performances in local/national magazines and Facebook/Instagram.

Managed partnerships with various arts/entertainment companies, including performance centers and dance supply retailers, to coordinate cross-promotional opportunities and events, such as Dance Sundays in partnership with the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Nine social media accounts (over Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) serving the dance academy (70.8K Instagram followers), Debbie Allen (601K Instagram followers), and Freeze Frame the Musical

 

WRITING

Feature articles and event blurbs for alternative weekly newspaper circulated in El Paso, Texas, Ciudad Juárez, México, and nearby Las Cruces, New Mexico

Feature articles and advertising copy for El Paso, TX monthly magazine

Feature articles, event previews, and music and theatre reviews for award-winning student newspaper at Loyola Marymount University

Reviews of Los Angeles dance performances for online dance coverage site

Academic, research-based essays for the completion of an MA in Arts & Cultural Management

Academic, research-based essays for the completion of a BA in English and Dance

TESTIMONIALS

EMILY WANSERSKI

Former Managing Director

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre

An individual mature beyond her years, Khayla not only researched potential funders and wrote full proposals for our education program, but she also consistently handled countless day to day tasks...

JUDY SCALIN

Associate Dean, College of Communication & Fine Arts

Loyola Marymount University

I would say that Khayla's ability to write clearly, with voice and style, her natural warmth with other human beings, her ability to see the big picture, to look down the road to identify unintended consequences, and her willingness to persevere, invent, revise, and bring projects to fruition... are among her signature strengths.

LILLIAN BARBIETO

Co-Director

BodyTraffic Dance Company

She is inquisitive, self-aware, and focused on the task at hand, with a well-organized and practical mind that is both internally attentive and externally confident... I have seen Khayla work successfully as an individual and in groups, balancing her own assertive ideas and a concern for others’ input.

 
 

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